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Tajomaru (2009)

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TAJOMARU is the famous 'bandit' of the forest from RASHOMON. Whoever kills Tajomaru inherits his name, status and sword. A royal brother leaves his kingdom to protect the princess he loves,... See full summary »

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Hiroyuki Nakano

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Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (short story "Yabu no Naka"), Shin'ichi Ichikawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shun Oguri ... Naomitsu Hatakeyama
Yuki Shibamoto ... Ako
Kei Tanaka Kei Tanaka ... Sakuramaru
Kyôsuke Yabe Kyôsuke Yabe ... Michikane
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Nobutsuna Hatakeyama
Hirotarô Honda Hirotarô Honda ... Hidetaka Kuriyama
Hiroki Matsukata Hiroki Matsukata ... Tajomaru
Masaomi Kondô Masaomi Kondô ... Kagetoki
Ken'ichi Hagiwara Ken'ichi Hagiwara ... Ashikaga Yoshimasa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gô Ayano
Hihio Iwanaga Hihio Iwanaga
Shigeo Kobayashi Shigeo Kobayashi ... Samurai
Masato Shinkawa Masato Shinkawa
Takamasa Suga Takamasa Suga
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
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Storyline

TAJOMARU is the famous 'bandit' of the forest from RASHOMON. Whoever kills Tajomaru inherits his name, status and sword. A royal brother leaves his kingdom to protect the princess he loves, only to find a series of harrowing adventures along the way which lead him back to where he came from, and then disinheriting his past to become the bandit TAJOMARU. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

rashomon | See All (1) »

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A Prince becomes a bandit to save his state and heroine

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 September 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tajomaru - Räuber und Samurai See more »

Filming Locations:

Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, Japan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,756,610
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mifune Toshiro played the part of Tajomaru in the 1950 movie "Rashomon". See more »

Soundtracks

PRAY
Written by Tak Matsumoto
Performed by Tak Matsumoto (as Takahiro Matsumoto) and Kôshi Inaba (as B'z)
Courtesy of VERMILLION RECORDS
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strange at the beginning but great story
6 February 2012 | by mortalthomasSee all my reviews

At first i thought it was some kind of Z-Movies with bad actors, but after i while, i got enticed with the story.

It looks more like theater actors than movie actors in my mind, but they conveyed the story greatly - i mean, the acting is not realistic like in real life, but more "played", but not too much like in theater.

And each time i thought the movie was ending, there was another turnaround. (i didn't check the movie's length :) )

Some fine sword fights to watch too, more in the stances than in the motions, but interesting enough.

Anyway, i think this movie if for those who love Asian movies, i think/fear that closed people will just mark it as "not enough American" for them.


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